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Easy and Festive Mulled Wine Recipe

Easy and Festive Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine Recipe

You’re going to wish it was winter all year thanks to this Easy and Festive Mulled Wine Recipe. Cinnamon, spice and everything nice! We alternate this spiced wine recipe with Coquito during the holiday season.

When it’s 30 degrees on Christmas Eve and the kids are driving you up the walls with stories of Saint Nick, you’ll want the ingredients to make mulled wine on hand. What else will warm up your fingers enough to properly put together the intricate Barbie Cruise Ship toy your loved one asked Santa for? The hour you planned to put that baby together soon turns into 2 when your fingers are too cold to move.

How To Make Mulled Wine

This simple mulled wine recipe has been one of the best additions to our holiday feast. It’s everything winter all rolled into one sip; warm, fruity, comforting and relaxing. Let the kids have the hot chocolate. Reach for the ladle and top off your favorite holiday mug with everything spice and nice.

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine can be made with a variety of spices and fruits. It’s like the “winter version” of sangria. Who doesn’t like sangria?

Our favorite mix or spices and fruits is listed below, but don’t be afraid to add cranberry, apple, cardamom and other flavors associated with winter. Just start with a gentle hand with the spices and add as you go.

If you’re looking for holiday drink recipes, don’t miss our Lemon Drop Martini, Pomegranate Champagne Punch or Fruit Punch Martini. Both are festive in flavor and color.

Make sure to check out our Christmas Recipes page and Prime Rib page for more Christmas Goodness!!

Let the season roll off your tongue this holiday.

As for the Barbie Cruise Ship….don’t say we didn’t warn you.





Quick and Easy Mulled Wine Recipe. This drink recipe is filled with red wine, cinnamon, honey and all your favorite winter spices. Ready in under 20 minutes! #drinkrecipes #wine #cocktailrecipes #holidayrecipes #christmasrecipes

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Easy Mulled Wine Recipe
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drink Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $3


  • 1 bottle Dry Red Wine 750-ml
  • cup Brandy
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 Orange (Juice and Sliced)
  • 8 Whole Cloves
  • 2 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 Pod Star Anise


  • Combine the wine, brandy, honey, orange juice, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Once simmering, reduce the heat to low for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  • Strain into mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks, orange peels or the like!


Add the spices to a cheesecloth and place in the saucepan if you prefer to omit the straining at the end of the cook time. The longer this simmers the more the flavors will evolve. Feel free to leave this simmering for up to 2 hours (supervised).


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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Shannon Gurnee

Saturday 26th of December 2015

I've never made wine before, but this sounds like a yummy recipe! I would love to try making Mulled Wine someday! Thanks for sharing.


Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

I believe this was the recipe for the mulled wine I had last week at a holiday party and it was so yummy! I love how it is soothing and tasty and festive


Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

sounds wonderful love to get together recall old Christmas memories and have a drink like this

Jenn Peters

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Yum! This looks like a perfect way to finish off Christmas day!


Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

I love mulled wine! I usually buy a non-alcohol one from Ikea, but maybe this year I'll try to make it myself.